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Report: Women's Team Series

Story posted July 26, 2010; by Jon Miles

Two from Two for Alli
Alli Holland (Max Gear RT) won her second race in succession at the Women's Team Race Series event held at Naseby organised by the Welland Valley CC with generous sponsorship by Duncan Murray's Wines. Alli beat Welsh Commonwealth Games rider Kara Chesworth (Rapha Condor) in a very tight spring after 80 kilometres of generally fast racing. Kara was celebrating her worthy selection for the Welsh Commonwealth Games team.
On what is always a course made for good cycle racing and with a slight wind although no rain, the field set off at a brisk pace, initially being led by Motorpoint/Marshals Pasta still smarting over letting valuable Team Series points slip away from them at Upavon the week previously. The two hills on the course saw a gradual wittering down from the rear of the bunch until at 15 miles covered, an attack went but this was soon caught.
It was about here that Alli unshipped her chain but after an strong chase, she got back onto the bunch with a silent whoop of joy. After 22 miles covered there were more attacks but they were brought back. After 30 miles and Max Gear RT attacked but again this was not allowed to gain any distance. A few miles later and Kirsty Bishop (PSUK) crashed but actually seemed to bounce back up as if made of rubber, was back on her bike in seconds and chasing well to get back to the bunch again.
Starting the final lap, Motorpoint attacked but it was soon apparent that it would be a bunch sprint and onto the final finishing hill, the peloton was just a long line out as riders tried to hold their place on the tough hill with Alli Holland and Kara Chesworth proving to be the strongest as they took the major placings with Sarah Byrne (Team Wannabies) in 3rd place.

1  Alli  Holland,  Max Gear RT
2 Kara Chesworth,  Rapha Condor
3 Sarah  Byrne,  Team Wannabies
4 Tamina Oliver, Team Zappi
5 Rohan Battison,  Max Gear RT
6 Ruby Miller, Motorpoint/Marshals Pasta
7 Maryka Sennema, Surrey League
8 Lowri  Bunn, Impsport Team A
9 Rebecca  Curley,  Rapha Condor
10 Sarah King Team Wannabies
11 Claire  Beaumont Rapha Condor
12 Rachel Armitage London Dynamo
13 Lauren Creamer, West Midlands Women’s Team
14 Anna Grundy, BC Eastern
15 Harriet Owen, Motorpoint/Marshals Pasta
16 Natasha Perry Rapha Condor
17 Hannah  Walker,  Motorpoint/Marshals Pasta
18 Sarah Maidment, Squadra Donne/Shutt VR/Bikefood
19 Hannah  Shenton, Motorpoint/Marshals Pasta
20 Fiona  Strouts, Surrey League
21 Miriam Freemantle, Impsport team A
22 Iona  Sewell, Squadra Donne/Shutt VR/Bikefood
23 Kirsty Bishop, PSUK
24 Tracey  Fletcher, Team Wannabies
25 Nicola Juniper,   Halesowen A&CC
26 Jenny Parkinson, Halesowen A&CC
27, Katie Fearnehough   Rapha Condor
28 Rohan  Battison, Max Gear RT
29 Liz Chittenden, BC Eastern
30 Carrie  Beddingfield, Max Gear RT
31 Jackie  Garner, Max Gear RT
32 Lisa Sorensen, Surrey League
33 Hannah Barnes, Motorpoint/Marshals Pasta
34 Louisa Watson, PSUK
35 Rachel Pryzbyiski, Surrey League
36 Jeanette Caldicott, Max Gear RT
37 Nicci Meadows Impsport Team A
38 Louise Eden Max Gear RT
39 Elanor Jones Halesowen A&CC

1.  Max Gear RT  288 points
2.  Rapha Condor 283 points
3.  Team Wannabies  199 points
4.  Motorpoint/Marshals Pasta 197 points
5.  Surrey League  142 points
6.  Team Zappi  100 points
7.  Impsport team A  97 points
8.  BC Eastern  69 points
8.  Halesowen A&CC 69 points
10.  Squadra Donne/Shutt VR 68 points
11. London Dynamo 49 points
11. PSUK  49 points
13.  West Midlands  47 points